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    Carter: Europe’s Security Challenges Should Mean More Defense Spending
    Apr23

    Carter: Europe’s Security Challenges Should Mean More Defense Spending

    Europe should be spending more on its military given the security challenges facing the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday, adding that falling investment had eroded Europe’s ability to be a capable U.S. ally. “They’re not doing enough. They are spending a smaller share of their GDP than they have in...

    US Says Russia Adds Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine
    Apr23

    US Says Russia Adds Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine

    The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian separatists in the area in breach of a European-brokered cease-fire agreement. “This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August,” State...

    Global Survey: Approval for Russia Lowest Among World Powers; US Highest
    Apr21

    Global Survey: Approval for Russia Lowest Among World Powers; US Highest

    For the eighth consecutive year, Russia has earned the lowest approval ratings among major world powers in a survey of people in more than 130 countries, with Moscow’s ranking falling sharply in Western nations after its intervention last year in Ukraine. The Gallup survey of about 1,000 adults in each of the countries showed the United...

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability
    Apr21

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev will extend his nearly 26-year rule of Kazakhstan in an election on Sunday which investors hope will maintain stability in the Central Asian state despite criticism of his rights record. The 74-year-old former steelworker has held power since 1989 when the oil-producing nation of 17 million stretching from the...

    Poland to Buy US Patriot Missiles, Test Airbus Helicopters
    Apr21

    Poland to Buy US Patriot Missiles, Test Airbus Helicopters

    Poland said on Tuesday it would buy Raytheon’s Patriot missiles from the United States and chose Europe’s Airbus utility helicopters for further tests, albeit reducing the size of this potential order. The choice of suppliers in military contracts, worth an estimated $8 billion, strikes a transatlantic balance as Eastern...

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations
    Apr21

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations

    Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month, security chiefs said on Tuesday. Tension is mounting in the capital and other cities amid an increase in rebel attacks in the east. Kyiv said one Ukrainian serviceman...

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality
    Apr21

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia was suffering significant economic problems because of international sanctions, but the situation could have been much worse and Russia was adapting. Referring to Western sanctions imposed last year because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Medvedev told parliament: “Losses from the...

    Mother of Ukraine Pilot Held in Russia Seeks Global Support
    Apr21

    Mother of Ukraine Pilot Held in Russia Seeks Global Support

    The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter. Nadezhda Savchenko was captured by a pro-Russian militia and has been in Russian custody since June 2014 on charges that she was involved in an attack that killed two...

    US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training
    Apr21

    US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training

    U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury
    Apr20

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury

    Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. Speaking under driving rain at a military base in the western region of Lviv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the country’s armed...

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